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The Olympic flag arrives in the host city of Tokyo, Japan in early 2020. 

Kent State alumni to compete in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Sophie Giffin July 19, 2021

Six Kent State alumni will compete in both track and golf at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.“It’s awesome to have so many Kent State athletes who will be competing,” said Assistant Director of Athletic...

The post office located in the Kent State Student Center is temporarily closed, pictured on Tuesday, Oct. 20. 

Kent Student Center Post Office temporarily moves services on campus

The Kent Student Center Post Office has temporarily moved its services to the FLASHcard Office in the lower level of the Student Center and to Mail Services in the Administrative Services Building for...

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Kaitlyn Finchler September 4, 2020

[From left to right] Freshmen political science majors Emma MacNiven, Sarah Mowder and freshman exploratory major Sara Pritchard hold signs in front of the Rock on Front Campus at a Black Lives Matter...

Clashes between protesters and armed civilians break out during the third day of protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake by a police officer in Wisconsin.

Two people are dead and a third injured in an overnight shooting in Kenosha, police say

(CNN) -- Two people were killed and a third was seriously wounded in a shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin, late Tuesday during the third night of protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, police said.Officers...

Kent State celebrates its second win of the day against Buffalo on April 21, 2018. The Flashes swept the doubleheader, winning both games, 10-2 and 13-1.

Flashes secure 15th straight MAC Tournament appearance with Bowling Green sweep

Chad Flannery April 29, 2018

For the Kent State softball team, its current success couldn’t have come at a better time.The Flashes won their last six games, sweeping conference opponents Buffalo and Bowling Green. Their most recent...

Madi Huck hurls a pitch against Buffalo on April 21, 2018. The Flashes swept Buffalo in a three-game series, each win coming from the run-rule after five innings. 

Flashes dominate Buffalo in weekend sweep

Chad Flannery April 22, 2018

The Kent State softball team took the field this weekend with green ribbons in their hair to honor Cara Neumann, a fan of the team, who passed away earlier this year after losing her battle with cancer....

Kent State junior Sydney Anderson rounds the bases as Pitt shortstop Olivia Gray catches a fly ball during the Flashes 6-4 loss on April 18, 2018.

Flashes’ comeback effort against Pitt falls short despite Speers grand slam

Chad Flannery April 18, 2018

Kent State took the field against Pittsburgh with an almost entirely different lineup than usual.None of the regular starters were in the lineup; instead, Kent State relied on their reserves to start the...

Junior Jen Cader swings during the first game of Kent States doubleheader against Ohio on April 11, 2018. The Flashes lost, 4-2.

Ohio sets new MAC record in doubleheader sweep of Flashes

Amanda Levine April 11, 2018

Pitching again proved to Kent State softball’s (19-6, 5-6 Mid-American Conference) downfall Wednesday, as the Flashes dropped a doubleheader to Ohio (22-13, 10-1 MAC). The Flashes were outscored, 26-9,...

Kent State sophomore pitcher Olivia Sborlini comes in for relief on March 24, 2018. The Flashes won the first game of the doubleheader against Western Michigan, 8-7, in extra innings.

Flashes back above .500 in MAC after series win at Ball State

Chad Flannery April 8, 2018

The phase of the game that has been the downfall of Kent State softball for most of the season was the key to the Flashes’ success this weekend.In her two appearances, sophomore pitcher Madi Huck shut...

Eric Oakley was hired as Kent States softball coach in June 2016. 

Kent State softball gears up for the playoff push

Chad Flannery April 4, 2018

As Kent State Softball approaches the homestretch of its regular season, coach Eric Oakley couldn’t be happier with where his team stands.“Of course there is always room for improvement, but I believe...

Kent State’s Madi Huck throws the ball to Hunter Brancifort at first base for the out during the Flashes 1-0 victory over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018.

Kent State softball falls to .500 in MAC play after series loss to Toledo

Chad Flannery April 1, 2018

Despite a prolific offensive weekend, the Kent State softball team was unable to turn the success at the plate into victories.Kent State went 30-for-86 on the weekend, posting a .349 team average, and...

Kent State senior shortstop Holly Speers smiles as she rounds the bases on her eighth home run of the season during Kent States 8-7 win over Western Michigan on March 24, 2018. Speers went 1-for-2 with nine walks on the weekend. 

Flashes open conference schedule with series win over Western Michigan

Cameron Hoover March 25, 2018

The Kent State (14-10, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) softball team started off its conference schedule with two dramatic wins over Western Michigan (14-13, 1-2 MAC) Saturday before falling to the Broncos...

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